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Old 02-19-2012, 02:42 AM   #1
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just finished my concealed handgun class. there was a lady who brought her own pistol to shot. It was a FNH and the instructor was very interested in the 223 rounds that were in the clip. can anyone tell me what kind of gun it was?

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Old 02-19-2012, 02:57 AM   #2
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just finished my concealed handgun class. there was a lady who brought her own pistol to shot. It was a FNH and the instructor was very interested in the 223 rounds that were in the clip. can anyone tell me what kind of gun it was?
I don't know but it must have been a big mag to hold 223 rounds...lol.
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Hi Nuttz! Welcome to the forum- when you get a minute, drop by the intro thread, and tell us a bit about yourself.

You MAY have encountered an FN Five-seveN. If so, is not .223, but close. Did it look like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_Five-seven

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Thanks c3shooter that is exactly what i saw. I knew you guys could figure this out. You rock!!! 1 more question for you, is this a good choice for my wife for her first handgun?

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$1000 gun min. Secret services current issue gun. You might want to go smaller for her first.

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O.k. So maybe something a little cheaper. What do you guys think would be a good first pistol?

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The round is a 5.7mm, I personally wouldn't get one for carry, or primary home defense. They are low recoil, high cap, and an Absolute blast to shoot. But they are very expensive. Hope this helps.

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O.k. So maybe something a little cheaper. What do you guys think would be a good first pistol?
To learn, I would get her a walther p22. Gun is reasonably priced, shoot all day for cheap, plus you can get it in all kinds of cool colors (girls love that stuff).
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Thanks c3shooter that is exactly what i saw. I knew you guys could figure this out. You rock!!! 1 more question for you, is this a good choice for my wife for her first handgun?
It's a large gun, which might not be ideal for concealing unless there is a fairly good sized purse in mind.... Good for a range gun, though. Much depends on the intended use. Lot of shots with little recoil. Fairly effective, but not overly so.
It's fairly expensive, the ones I see are around $1100+. The ammo is not exactly cheap and it's not the sort of stuff you're likely to find at wal-mart. And ammo choices are somewhat limited, last I looked.

It wouldn't my choice as a first pistol, but I suppose there are worse choices. Ideally, you might wish to start her out with .22 LR pistol of some sort. I have a Ruger MK3 that my wife really enjoys shooting. Accurate, cheap to buy and feed. Great to learn on. The Browning Buckmark is similar in concept and a worthy choice as well.
From there I'd move to a more conventional cartridge, 9mm, 38 special & so forth.
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If you are looking for a little more stopping power in lady hand size, I say go for the Ruger LC series. They have .380 or 9mm depending on recoil tolerance.

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